I’ve worn out two (2) SD cards while using Volumio. Doing some research, I’ve found that certain brands of SD cards handle the I/O of an operating system better than others. I’ve been reading that you can modify the partition and boot schemes of the typical RPi distros to have the /boot partition on SD and the rest of the OS on a USB stick. Since Volumio already incorporates a USB drive (in my configuration, anyway), I wondered how difficult it would be to implement this scheme? I’m not enough of a hacker to pull off moving the distro to the USB alongside my music but I wondered if a development effort could be made to at least investigate the possibility of mainstreaming a USB implementation of Volumio?
I’d be interested to hear the community’s thoughts.